“You know I am your chief lobbyist in the campaign.” –Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta to Gary Hirshberg, chairman of Stonyfield Farm organic yogurt company and foe of biotechnology, in a WikiLeaks email.
What happens when a sanctimonious, know-nothing foodie who has made a career out of peddling false and misleading information about food production technologies and big agribusiness decides to cash in by exploiting his favorite food fads?
What happens when a liberal New York Times activist-food columnist decides to start his own business? Grab your organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, locally-sourced, free-trade popcorn, because this will be good.
As the media continue to burnish the “good health” halo of the organic industry, another new narrative is emerging–that “Big Ag” lobbyists are paying off lawmakers to advance their agenda while advocates of the poor, beleaguered organic industry are camped mournfully outside the Capitol in their compost-soiled overalls.